Gavin has been out of the ICU for four days now! We are still in the hospital in a step down room, but I am able to stay in the room with him now and hold him whenever I want! He seems to be doing well, but we still have an unknown amount of days ahead of us in the hospital. He is still having some problems with his oxygen levels, but the cardiologists expect that as his heart is still healing from surgery. It looks like he will be coming home on a feeding tube, so the nurses will train me on how to put the feeding tube in while Gavin works up to being able to take a bottle and feed by mouth.
Chris is safely back overseas and I'm keeping him updated through emails, but it still doesn't compare to actually being here to go through it all. We're hanging in there though.
That's really all the updates we have for now. We're just taking it one day at a time and waiting for Gavin to be able to eat normally and maintain healthy oxygen levels on his own. He will most likely leave the hospital with the feeding tube and on oxygen. I'm crossing my fingers that we can get home before Thanksgiving!